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iPad Mini to be Announced on September 12th with iPhone 5 Release September 21st





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iMore reports that the next-generation iPhone, which is frequently referred to as the "iPhone 5", new iPod nano, and all new 7.85" iPad mini are expected to be announced on September 12th.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, July 30th, 2012. 21:43

Hands-On Video Of Enclosure for Next-Generation iPhone 5



Following the publication of several high-resolution photos of claimed enclosure and several internal components for the upcoming iPhone 5, Japanese blog Macotakara published a hands-on video of these parts. The video provides a glimpse of how the future iPhone would look in a hand.

   

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Monday, July 30th, 2012. 20:13

Apple's iPhone twice as profitable per unit as iPad



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Another finding discovered in the course of Apple’s ongoing lawsuit with Samsung has revealed that the carrier-subsidized iPhone has margins north of 50 percent, nearly twice as high as the iPad. For iPhones sold between April of 2010 and March of 2012, Apple's gross margins were between 49 and 58 percent, and for iPads - between 23 and 32 percent.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, July 28th, 2012. 23:12

Samsung's tablets returned after buyers realized they weren't iPads



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In the legal fight between Apple and Samsung, Best Buy told that it was processing Galaxy Tab returns from unhappy customers who thought they were getting an iPad. To prove its words, Best Buy submitted to the court the emails, internal memos and other evidence documents.


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Saturday, July 28th, 2012. 21:04

Google And Apple Joined Separate Alliances In Bidding For Kodak Patents



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Apple and Google again competing against each other in bidding for a large collection of patents owned by a camera giant Kodak. The Wall Street Journal reports that two separate groups have formed in order to bid for the collection of patents owned by a Kodak that is currently in bankruptcy.

Microsoft, Apple and patent-aggregation company Intellectual Ventures have teamed up, while Samsung, LG, Google, RPC Corp and HTC have formed a second consortium.


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Saturday, July 28th, 2012. 12:19

OS X Mountain Lion Already Accounting for 3% of Mac Traffic



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The analytics firm Chitika reports that just over 48 hours after launch, OS X Mountain Lion is already accounting for over 3% of web traffic coming from the Mac platform.

“Moreover, based on Apple’s June 2012 announcement that there are currently 66 million Mac users in the wild, we can infer that 2.11 million Mac users downloaded OS X Mountain Lion in the past 48 hours,” Chitika said. “Using this figure, if we assume that 90 percent of these users paid to upgrade, OS X Mountain Lion generated $38 million in revenue for Apple in the past 48 hours.”


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, July 27th, 2012. 23:09

Another Likely Physical Mockup of Next iPhone Offers a Realistic Look



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Gizmodo has recently discovered a product page from case manufacturer Shenzhen Coolzone Technology, showing what looks to be an iPhone 5 in their product shots. It looks like the white 3D prototype with its new 19-pin dock port.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, July 27th, 2012. 21:28

Apple to Buy Mobile Security Company AuthenTec for $356 Million



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Reuters reports that Apple has reportedly reached a deal to purchase AuthenTec, a security company best known for creating fingerprint sensors, for $356 million. The acquisition agreement was approved with unanimous consent by AuthenTec's board this week, according to Bezinga. The deal is not yet finalized because it requires approval from the majority of outstanding shares of the company's common stock, among other final steps.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, July 27th, 2012. 20:07

WhatsApp Messenger Free For a Limited Time



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The popular messaging app, WhatsApp, has been made free for a limited time only. Grab it while you can, before it goes to the normal $0.99 price.

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone and other smartphones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family. Switch from SMS to exchange messages, pictures, audio notes and video messages with WhatsApp users at no cost. All features are included without the need for extra in-application purchases.


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Apple vs. Samsung Court Documents Reveal Early iPad And iPhone Prototypes



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Today The Verge reported that Apple vs. Samsung court documents revealed a number of images of early iPad and iPhone prototypes.

Among the prototypes are Sony-inspired iPhone design, an eight-sided iPhone design with diagonal corners and a prototype with the same aluminum-based design as the iPod Mini. The Verge reports:


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Friday, July 27th, 2012. 13:46

iPad's Share of Tablet Market Hits 68% in 2Q 2012



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Apple announced that 17 million iPads were sold during the second calendar quarter of 2012. A research firm Strategy Analytics claims that Apple captured 68.3% of the global tablet market comparing with 62% in the year-ago quarter. That is the company's highest share in nearly two years.

Apple shipped a robust 17.0 million iPads worldwide and maintained its strong market leadership with 68 percent share during the second quarter of 2012. Apple continued to shrug off the much-hyped threat from Android and the iPad’s global tablet share is at its highest level since Q3 2010. [...]


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, July 26th, 2012. 22:59

iWork, iPhoto, iMovie & Aperture receive updates for Apple's Mountain Lion



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With the yesterday’s Mountain Lion launch, Apple updated its iWork productivity suite, as well as iPhoto, iMovie and Aperture. Updates for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote include support of the high-resolution Retina display on the next-generation MacBook Pro.

New features in Pages 4.2, Numbers 2.2, and Keynote 5.2 according to Apple, are:


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Apple Released Update To Enable PowerNap On 2011 and 2012 MacBook Airs



PowerNap is one of the new function included in OS X Mountain Lion. This feature was introduced at this year’s WWDC and allows your Mac update software, receive email and perform other tasks even when the system is in sleeping mode.



Apple lists all capabilities of the new feature on this support page. Capabilities include Reminder and Contact changes, syncing Calendar, receiving new Mail, Mac App Store updates, Time Capsule backup and more.


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Thursday, July 26th, 2012. 13:19

Today Apple To Release Bug Fix Update For Podcasts App



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After Apple released Podcasts app last month, many users have complained about crashes, bugs and other problems with the app. All Things D reports that an update for the app should appear later today:

“Podcasts users take note: Apple has been hard at work tweaking the app to fix the problems that currently plague it and sources say the company expects to post an update to it this afternoon that should vastly improve it”.


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Thursday, July 26th, 2012. 0:18

Apple Released OS X Mountain Lion Priced At $19,99



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Today Apple has launched its new OS X Mountain Lion to the public. The new operating system is priced at $19.99 and can be purchased exclusively on the Mac App Store.

OS X Mountain Lion offers many new features and improvements to the Mac, including iMesage support through the Messages app, Notification Center, Reminders and Notes support via iCloud, Dictation, Game Center, improved sharing capabilities, enhanced security with Gatekeeper, Power Nap and more.


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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012. 19:47